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87 years of tradition…a summer of new adventures!

Established in 1935, Landon Summer offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for campers ages 4–17. From academic classes to sports clinics, art workshops to tech camps, and our always popular day camps, there is something to pique every child's interest all summer long.

Our beautiful 75-acre campus in Bethesda, MD features modern academic buildings, art studios, an auditorium and music rooms, two gymnasiums, technology labs, a 25-yard outdoor pool, five athletic fields and a turf field, 10 tennis courts, and two archery ranges. Landon Summer’s experienced, professionally trained staff of teachers, coaches, and leaders in youth development are committed to the safety of every camper, while providing a variety of opportunities for skill building and social interaction.

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Landon Summer is a member of the American Camp Association and has achieved accreditation status by completing a voluntary peer review process of standards. Membership in ACA provides us with many outstanding resources for our staff and campers. 

Our Mission

Landon Summer inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence and fun.

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About Landon School

Landon Summer takes place on the campus of Landon School, an independent school for boys, grades 3–12. Founded in 1929, Landon's mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor and fair play.

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Our History

Landon School was founded in 1929 by Paul Landon Banfield and his wife, Mary Lee Banfield. The school started in a converted mansion in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s embassy row. In 1934, the school moved to its new location on the Evalyn Walsh McLean Estate at the corner of Bradley Boulevard and Wilson Lane in Bethesda, MD.

Once Landon moved to its current location on Wilson Lane, the range of activities expanded considerably. In 1935, Landon inaugurated its summer day camp for boys aged 6–12. The school completed the construction of its outdoor pool in 1953. With a new pool, Landon’s camp became one of the few camps in the area to have its own swimming facility, which contributed significantly to the camps’ growing reputation and enrollment. Preschool Day Camp was added in 1991 and Girls Day Camp was added in 1995, along with many other programs in music, arts, academics, and sports.